Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Minutes: March 4, 1999

Dental School Building, Room 115: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


Attendance Record and Original Agenda follow Adjournment as Attachments.


Agenda Item I: Call to Order: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President)!

Galanti called the meeting to order at 3:35 pm.

Agenda Item II: Approval of Minutes for February 4, 1999 (on web at "http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc990204html.htm").

Powers moved with N. Fineberg's second that the February 4th minutes be approved. Motion carried.

Agenda Item III: Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).

Bepko introduced the newest addition to the administrative team, Mark Brenner, IUPUI Vice-Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education and IU Associate Vice-President for Research (Office of Research and University Graduate School). His primary a ppointment is with the School of Science (Plant Biology). Brenner comes to IUPUI from the University of Minnesota where he held the position of Vice-President for Research.

Bepko announced that another Town Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 31, from 3-5 pm, in room 100 of the Lecture Hall (LH 100). The previous meeting addressed admissions and the need to improve recruitment and retention of students. This meeting will continue that topic but will also address how the new community college system benefits IUPUI.

Bepko called upon Registrar Mark Grove to announce that the St. Patrick's Day Run would occur the Wednesday of Spring Break, March 17th, from 9-11 am, and would involve both Michigan and New York Streets, as well as Military Park. Grove advised everyon e to be aware of possible parking problems and make alternative plans.

Bepko called upon Plater to announce the implementation of the new IUPUI policy on Partially Paid Family Leave, which the IU Board of Trustees adopted as a supplement to the Federal Family Leave Act. The policy has been distributed to the Deans and app lication information is available at: http://www.jaguars.iupui.edu/frames/parpol.htm. In general the matter needs to be addressed at the school level with departmental chairs, but the Office of Academic and Faculty Records will be glad to assist if anyone has concerns about this.

This is the biennial year for the state budget in Indiana, so the Budgetary Affairs, Campus Planning, and Executive Committees of the FC have started working with the administration on setting budget priorities that conform to the campus priorities ten tatively established for 1999/00. The administration wants these FC groups and the Deans groups that advise it to be involved in its reallocation decisions. Showing transparencies with an overhead, Bepko displayed a summary of the IUPUI Campus Priorities for 1999/00 that reflects which projects the administration judges should be worked on during that academic year (these priorities had been reached as a result of some retreats, and grouped according to the priorities of the campus mission). He stressed h owever that it should not be taken as a reallocation plan at this point. The focus of our strategy for undergraduate student success is University College, but a new emphasis is being placed on student life and diversity. Groundbreaking for the new child care facility will be Friday, April 9 (at 4:00 pm). The proposal for the new campus center included more components that we can afford and some will likely have to be cut back. We have a number of technology initiative programs. You'll hear more in a bit on the proposed Informatics School. There is also Internet II, Transpac, and the Mayor's High Tech Task Force. The Indiana General Assembly has reacted favorably toward the proposal for a biomedical research fund; it is likely they will fund $50 million f or the infrastructure over a two-year period. The Office of Research and Graduate Education now under Brenner is underway. Other new facilities are on the horizon. Construction of the new Law School Building should begin this summer. After the move, the o ld building will be made into the new home for the Herron School of Art, which also has a new building being constructed on Stadium Drive for its ceramics facility. It is very possible that the Indiana General Assembly will approve the building of the new Communications Technology Complex east of Blackford Street, and we are hopeful they will also approve the completion of the renovation of the Van Nuys Medical Science Building. The Arts and Tourism Corridor, at the south end of the campus, is breathtakin g today, and will be great for the campus as it develops. The Campaign for IUPUI will elevate our stature and attract new resources. We will continue to focus on University Library as the centerpiece of the campus. During the 1999/00 academic year we will refocus the marketing of our public identity so as to be more effective at enrolling students into our programs, while differentiating ourselves from the Community College as to quality. Salary studies are being conducted. Vice-Chancellor Banta's new web site (http://www.imir.iupui.edu/plan/) provides annual reports from all academic units and allows for online information entry.

The discussion on Indiana's Community College suggests a California-style three-tier system of higher education. The first tier, research campuses, will offer doctorate degrees and terminal professional degrees, be highly selective with admission stand ards, set tuition above the state average, receive high state support for each student and generate more than $50 million funding from research grants. The second tier, state universities and regional campuses, will offer masters degrees and selected term inal professional degrees, be selective with admissions, set tuition at state average, receive middle state support for each student and generate less than $50 million funding from research grants. The third tier, community college campuses, will offer as sociate degrees, have open admissions, set tuition at below state average, receive low state support for each student and no research funding. We think this three-tier system will make more funds available for us, and we hope to be a research campus, but how the state will define a research campus and where IUPUI will fit in remains unclear for now.

Looking at the data for sponsored programs expenditures by school and campus for the 1997/98 and 1998/99 academic years is revealing. Data was displayed that listed the schools at IUPUI and IUB, matched with data on their average awards for the two yea rs, the number of faculty (tenured or research), the average award per faculty member, the average state appropriation, and the average award in terms of the average appropriation. For example, the average of the two fiscal years with regard to total awar ds received by all schools at IUPUI was $132 million, with $106 million of that coming from the School of Medicine, $3.6 million from Liberal Arts, and $1.3 million from the Law School. IUB received $70 million. For every dollar appropriated by the State, IUPUI received 92 cents through awards (32 cents if Medicine is not included), while IUB received 46 cents for each dollar. If we don't include Medicine, and if we divide the average of the total awards received ($132 million total minus $107 million fro m Medicine for $25 million) by the number of non-medical faculty (692) we can see that each faculty member on the average was awarded $36 thousand dollars. That is impressive in general, but when you consider that IUPUI also teaches more, then you can als o see that the research income the faculty at IUPUI generates is breathtaking compared to other universities (or compared to IUB). We should be proud of ourselves. We are provided less but do more. We will hear more on this three-tier system. We are urgin g the State to treat IUPUI uniquely in this regard. We need to keep our focus on what we know is important, and follow the formula of success we have so far followed. We hope to make clear to them that we are deserving of further funding.

Agenda Item IV: President's Report: Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary).

Porter updated the FC with some information. The UFC document on Principles of Faculty Review (or post-tenure review), which the UFC did pass, will probably come before the Trustees March 26, and will likely be accepted as it is, but it is also lik ely they will adopt a procedure that requires the campus implementation policies to be reviewed and approved by their University Policy Committee (chaired by Ray Richardson). Our policy on Faculty Review and Enhancement (or post-tenure review) will not go before the Trustees before some changes in wording come before the FC for review and adoption. Our present wording needs to be interrelated with our dismissal documents and with the procedures established by the Committee on Ethic in Research (recalling the previous meeting). The Executive Committee has charged a Task Force (chaired by Bill Schneider) to look at these inter-related issues and prepare suggested changes. The plan is to discuss these changes at the April FC meeting with action at the May me eting.

The upcoming review of IU President Brand is not regulated by the section in the Academic Handbook on review procedures for administrators, but is the responsibility of the Trustees. John Walda, President of the IU Board of Trustees, will likely be ann ouncing the process that will be used within the next month.

The agenda has not been set yet, but at the upcoming UFC meeting (March 30) it is likely that there will be a discussion of the document generated by the UFC Faculty Affairs committee titled "Policy for Regularizing and Improving Employment of Nontenur e Track Faculty." This document was discussed at our December meeting. The intent of the UFC discussion will be to provide feedback to the UFC Faculty Affairs Committee on whether the document is moving in the right direction. If you have any additional t houghts on this document please share them with me (rporter@iupui.edu) or another member of the UFC.

As Chancellor Bepko mentioned earlier, the discussion on the admission, performance, and retention of students has morphed into a larger discussion of opportunities that might be afforded by the new development of a Community College system. The upcomi ng Town Hall meeting (Wednesday, March 31, 3-5 pm, LH 100) will address the new mission of Vincennes and Ivy Tech, and its impact on IUPUI. As the issues become clearer, the discussion will return to the FC. The original issue has not been dropped but has become larger.

Based on last month's presentation on the part-time faculty document, discussions are occurring which will shape subsequent drafts of that document. Because of these discussions and the UFC discussions, the Executive Committee decided to hold off on an y further discussion at the Faculty Council until a subsequent meeting where a new version of the document can be addressed.

Regarding the School of Informatics, which will be located at both IUB and IUPUI, President Brand has suggested that the proposal be acted upon separately by the IUB Faculty Council and the IUPUI Faculty Council rather than taking the proposal to the U FC. Since the proposal may be available for action this academic year, Darrell Bailey and Mike Dunn (whose background is in philosophy and computer science) are here to provide us with an update on what is envisioned and how the development of the school is progressing. A similar presentation was made to the IUB Faculty Council.

Agenda Item V: "Update on the School of Informatics" -- Darrell Bailey (New Media) & Mike Dunn (IUB) [INFORMATION ITEM].

Directing the FC to a website (http://informatics.indiana.edu) for further information, Dunn presented the proposal for the new School of Informatics. Informatics includes the art, science, and human dimensions of information. Informatics studies t he representation, manipulation, distribution, maintenance, and use of information, particularly in digital form. It includes the core aspects of computer science, library and information science, computer information systems, cognitive science, telecommu nications, and information technology. It differs from them in that it is more general. It covers issues in all of these related disciplines, but includes social and ethical issues. It is also more basic. It examines foundational questions about the very nature of information and computation. Last, it is more applied. It aims to produce qualified information technology professionals to meet the rapidly rising need in this area.

A job study by VPI, of the Information Technology Association of America, found that there are 3,354,000 core information technology employees in the US, and 346,000 core information technology vacancies. There is a total number 10,208,000 information technology employees in the US, and a total number of 606,000 information technology vacancies. It is estimated that there will be 3,222,000 vacancies to be filled in the next 5 years.

The history of this proposal began in 1997/98 with the Informatics Taskforce, which had fifteen members directed by Rich Shiffrin (Cognitive Science). In 1998 there was the Informatics Planning Committee, with eleven members chaired by Dennis Gannon (C omputer Science). In 1999 there was the Informatics Faculty Advisory Council, with forty-five members.

The school has several important features. It will be a virtual school located at both IUB and IUPUI. The focus will be on the undergraduate degree but Don Hossler thinks it will also attract students who might not otherwise come to IU. It will bring f aculty together from various disciplines with the Informatics Research Institute which will receive new legislative and external support.

As a "virtual," "distributed," or "meta-" school, it will not replace any existing units but will build on the existing strengths in these units, serving as an umbrella and focus. It starts outside of Responsibility Center ed Management (RCM) and returns the credit hours to the schools, but will shift to RCM once 10-12 core faculty are hired. It will however always use faculty and courses from related programs.

The informatics degrees will be a BS (maybe a BA) which will require 24 credit hours of informatics core courses, 15 hours of cross-listed area informatics courses, plus either a team problem-solving course or a senior thesis. The school will likely no t directly admit students. The minor will consist of 15 credit hours of core courses. Other possibilities are certificates, double majors, specialized graduate degrees, and a professional masters.

The core areas will be distributed information and knowledge systems, human computer interface (which includes New Media), social and organizational informatics, and foundations.

The informatics undergraduate degree will combine a "traditional" academic discipline in the sciences, humanities, arts, or professions, with a deep exploration of the associated information science and technology. It will require either a senior thesi s demonstrating depth in the information science aspects of a particular discipline, or a one year development project working with a multi-disciplinary team to solve a real application problem. It will include the role technology plays in our lives and c ulture.

A tentative curriculum includes I 100, Introduction to Informatics, which contains an historical analysis of the path from the Industrial Revolution to the Information Revolution, an analysis of the politics and economics of information, basic informat ion representation and processing, searching and organization, the evaluation and analysis of information, networked information systems such as the Internet and World Wide Web, and an introduction to database concepts.

A core informatics course will be I 101 (prerequisite I 100). It will be a more in-depth treatment of the topics in I 100 plus an emphasis on topics in HCI and human factors, collaborative technologies and group problem-solving, ethics, privacy, owners hip of information and information sources, information representation and the information life cycle, the transformation of data to information, and futurist thinking.

Sophomore courses will include: I 200, Information Representation, on basic database technology and knowledge systems; I 201, Information Infrastructure I, on systems and applications programming, and the architecture of network systems and application s; I 202, Information Infrastructure II, on the systems architecture of distributed applications for database and interactive programming systems, as well as programming graphical systems; and I 205, Mathematical Foundations of Informatics, on mathematica l and logical tools.

Upper class courses will include: I 300, Human Computer Interfaces, on the analysis of human factors and the design of application interfaces; I 310, Distributed Systems and Collaborative Computing, on the analysis of distributed software technologies; I 320, Introduction to Social and Organizational Informatics, on the ethical, social, and legal issues in Informatics; and I 400, Design and Development of an Information System, a team project.

An ideal timetable will include adoption of the program by the IUB and IUPUI Faculty Councils during the spring semester of 1999, adoption by the Trustees at the end of June, a perfect proposal before the Indiana Commission for Higher Education by this Summer which they adopt by early fall, a construction of the budget during the spring semester of 2000, the admittance of the first students that fall of 2000, receiving funds from the Legislature during the fall of 2001, and then beginning the search fo r the core faculty.

There are other "Informatics" schools or divisions at Penn State, RPI, Michigan, Berkley, Irvine (planning), Edinburgh, and Ngoya.

Necessary space will include a small suite of offices (MH406) at IUB, and the existing New Media Office in the Mary Cable Building at IUPUI, which should do for at least 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 years. Work is underway to identify space in new construction at IU PUI and to find a "house near campus" at IUB, but the process will have to go through the Space Management and Capital Priorities Committee. That completed Dunn's presentation.

Bailey then displayed a chart that compared the various proposed degrees that will be offered at IUB through Informatics and those that will be offered at IUPUI by New Media. The Informatics Research Institute will be located at both IUB and IUPUI, and will conduct research in applied and theoretical informatics using the high speed data networks of the Internet2. Bailey closed recounting a conversation with Ross Altman (?) who had concluded that IU has the necessary mix of resources and the ideal stra tegic placement to take the world leadership in this new area.

Bepko commented that this represents an important step forward in the construction of a corridor between IUB and IUPUI, and congratulated Bailey and Dunn for their important work.

Agenda Item VI: "IUPUI Policy on Transfer, Merger, Reorganization, Reduction, and Elimination of Academic Programs" -- Karen Gable (Faculty Affairs Chair) [INFORMATION ITEM].

Gable apologized that the document read like it was written by a lawyer, but explained that it was. This is the third time she has presented a version of this document to the FC. She also apologized for five missing lines on the first page, but dis tributed the correct first page, and read the missing lines which stated the purpose of the document. "The purpose of this document is to: a) honor the right of a school to determine its own internal structure; b) provide opportunity for faculty to be an integral part of the decision-making process, and c) ensure fairness in the process. This will include a "fair hearing" of student and faculty concerns, all points of view will be considered, and the criteria for decision-making will be uniformly applied. " Gable then gave a short overview by reading portions and commenting on some of the major sections of the document, including the guiding principles, faculty authority, the three different procedural models, and procedures for the necessary reassignment of faculty. Appendix A lists the procedural steps of resolution and appendix B flowcharts the entire process.

Gable said the document began two years ago but the Faculty Affairs Committee is still open for concerns and will appreciate any input. Porter pointed out the plan calls for the FC to vote on the policy at the next meeting if possible.

Agenda Item VII: Contingency Planning for Year 2000 -- Michael Ney (Medicine) & Lena Woods (UITS) [INFORMATION ITEM].

Ney and Woods presented a scaled-down version of their presentation, and covered basic planning, home preparation, research, and human resources. Priorities have been set, such as in-patient care, certain landlord matters, some vital research, and the business of teaching. Faculty were encouraged to order textbooks way ahead of time for the spring 2000 semester. They pointed out that the Y2K problem will hit globally at different times and then move across the planet. Traffic lights may not be sync hronized. Everyone was advised to prepare for problems at home and at work. Medical care should be scheduled for December instead of January. The comparison was drawn of preparing for a week-long winter storm, but everyone was admonished not to buy a gun or anything like that.

Brenner made a comment regarding research. Several workshops are being organized for early April to teach faculty how to make date calculation corrections in their research without damaging the data, and thus to prevent the possible impact of the dates of July 1 and December 31.

The university is lucky in that January 1, 2000, will fall between semesters, and will provide a small window of corrective time if necessary since it falls on a Saturday. The major human resource issue concerns the compensation of UITS technicians who might have to come to their offices and check things out.

More information is available by clicking on the "Year 2000" button at the top of the IUPUI Home Page (http://www.iupui.edu).

Agenda Item VIII: Question / Answer Period.

Spechler asked Bepko on the future of the Mary Cable Building with regard to the School of Informatics. Bepko responded that the building will come down when funds from the Legislature are approved for the new Communications Technology Complex, whi ch will replace the Mary Cable Building as a primary classroom building. He pointed out that 7% of the undergraduate classes are now taught at the Mary Cable Building. If the Legislature withholds funds, an emergency contingency plan will be developed, bu t Bepko anticipated the building will be razed in three years.

Vessely raised the possibility of teaching more classes that meet three days a week, so as to better utilize the buildings, like the School of Physical Education does. Plater responded that it was not being considered, but that staggered class times we re. He added that it is, however, a very complex matter and so nothing will likely change unless some necessity emerges. If the schedule is reviewed, the three day a week strategy will be considered. With the new information technology, classes may soon be arranged with much more flexible schedules.

Bepko granted Ford's request for copies of his transparencies to be sent to him, and extended the offer to everyone else .

Agenda Item IX: Unfinished Business?

Spechler voiced surprise that the important issue of non-tenure-track (part-time) faculty was "not" on this month's agenda, given the lack of time and the debate at the last meeting. He recounted that his committee (a sub-committee of the IUPUI Fac ulty Affairs Committee) was pressed to present a document, and did. Another inferior document will be discussed at the UFC this Tuesday (March 9). The FC has unfinished business while UFC is moving ahead resulting in our view becoming secondary to IUB -- and that's not good. The Executive Committee should have taken that into account. [Spechler did not know the UFC meeting had been moved from March 9 to March 30.]

Gable added that the UFC Faculty Affairs Committee (which she co-chairs) will be meeting March 10. She has asked her UFC Co-Chair (Patrick Brantlinger) to look at the IUPUI document because she will not be supporting the IUB document at the meeting. Th e co-chairs together plan to come up with an integrated document.

Galanti responded to Spechler that the Executive Committee decided to hold off because another document will be coming back to the FC, so anything further on the other document would not be appropriate at this time.

Spechler expressed confidence over the possibility of a compromise, but requested that Porter insist the UFC discuss the issue itself and not the IUB document. He added that if IUPUI had gotten their document approved today, they would be in a much str onger position for Tuesday (March 9). Porter affirmed there will be no UFC action on Tuesday.

Agenda Item X-XI: New Business and Adjournment.

There was no new business so Galanti adjourned the meeting at 5:14 pm.



Attendance Record for March 4, 1999 Faculty Council Meeting;

Agenda for March 4, 1999 Faculty Council Meeting.

[Minutes prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby,

UN 403, 274-2215(Fax 274-2970), fcouncil@iupui.edu : http ://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil ]


[Attachment for FC990304 Minutes]

Attendance Record for FC990304.

I. Voting Members (109):

Absent---: Allen, Stephen (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Present---: Atkinson, Simon (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Present---: Bailey, Darrell (Ex Officio: Director of Music)

Present---: Baldwin, James (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Banta, Trudy (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Chancellor's Admin. designee);

Present---: Belcher, Anne (Elected: Nursing 6/99);

Present---: Bepko, Gerald (Ex Officio: Officer: Chancellor of IUPUI.);

Present---: Besch, Henry (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Alternate-: Bippen, Paul (Ex Officio: Dean of IUPU Columbus) -- [via Patrick Rooney (IUPU Columbus)];

Absent---: Bjork, Ulf Jonas (Elected: Journalism 6/99);

Absent---: Blix, Susanne (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Absent---: Broadie, Thomas (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Alternate-: Brothers, Linda (Elected: At Large 6/99) -- [via Sotiris Avgoustis (Physical Education)];

Absent----: Brown, James W. (Ex Officio: Associate Dean of Journalism);

Present---: Burr, David (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Canty-Mitchell, Janie (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Carr, Lucinda G. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Absent---: Chernoff, Ellen (Elected: Science 6/99);

Present---: Chin, Ray (Elected: Science 6/00);

Absent---: Cobb, Karen (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Absent---: Cronin, Blaise (Ex Officio: Dean of Library & Information Science) (Bloomington);

Present---: Crowell, Dring (Elected: Science 6/99);

Present---: Dalsing, Michael (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: DeSchepper, Edward (Elected: Dentistry 6/99);

Absent---: DiMicco, Joseph (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Dunning, Jeremy (Ex Officio: Dean of Continuing Studies) (Bloomington);

Present---: Eckerman, Nancy (Elected: Medicine 6/99. (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent---: Eickmeier, Valerie (Ex Officio: Interim Dean of Herron Art)

Absent---: Evenbeck, Scott (Ex Officio: Dean of University College),

Absent---: Faris, James V. (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Fineberg, Naomi (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Fineberg, S. Edwin (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Present---: Fisher, Mary (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Ford, David (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Froehlich, Janice (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Galanti, Paul (Officer: Vice-President 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Present---: Gardner, Carol (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/99);

Absent---: Gilman, Linda (Elected: Nursing 6/99);

Absent---: Goldblatt, Lawrence (Ex Officio: Dean of Dentistry);

Alternate-: Greene, Roberta (Ex Officio: Dean of Social Work) -- [via J.M. Kapoor (Social Work)];

Present---: Gregory, Richard (Elected: Dentistry 6/00);

Absent---: Hamant, Celestine (Elected: Allied Health Sciences 6/99);

Alternate-: Harrington, Susan Marie (Elected: At Large 6/00) -- [via Stephen L. Fox (Liberal Arts)];

Alternate-: Holden, Robert (Ex Officio: Dean of Medicine) -- [via Meredith T. Hull (Medicine)];

Present---: Hook, Sara Anne (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Alternate-: Hoyt, Dolores J. (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Rep 6/00) -- [via Jonathan D. Makepeace (University Libraries)];

Present---: Jafari, Maymanat (Elected: University Libraries 6/99);

Absent----: Karlson, Henry (Elected: Law 6/00);

Present---: Keck, Juanita (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Present---: Keck, Robert (Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

Absent---: Keffer, M. Jan (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Present---: Kellum, P. Nicholas (Ex Officio: Dean of Physical Education);

Absent---: Kennedy, Sheila (Elected: Public & Environmental Affairs 6/00 -- replaced Joyce Man);

Absent---: Lee, Wei-Hua (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Absent---: Lefstein, Norman (Ex Officio: Dean of Law);

Absent---: Mannheimer, Steven (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

Absent---: Mannix, Edward (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Alternate-: Marrs, James A. (Elected: Medicine 6/00) -- [via Simon J. Atkinson (Medicine)];

Present---: Martin, Joyce (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent---: Mayfield, Jennifer A. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Present---: McBride, Angela (Ex Officio: Dean of Nursing);

Absent---: McDaniel, Anna (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Minick, Susan (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Notice----: Modibo, Najja (Elected: Continuing Studies 6/00);

Absent---: Ng, Bart (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Olson, Byron (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

Absent---: Parsons, Michael (Elected: Education 6/00);

Absent---: Pfile, Richard (Elected: Engineering and Technology 6/00);

Present---: Plater, William (Ex Officio: Chancellor's Administrative Designee);

Absent----: Pless, John (Elected: Medicine 6/99);

Present---: Porter, Rebecca (Elected Officer: President 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Rep. 6/00);

Present---: Powers, Gerald (Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Present---: Ralston, Rick (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Richwine, Margaret W. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Present---: Robertson, Jean (Elected: Herron 6/99);

Absent---: Rogers, Richard (Elected: Business 6/99);

Absent---: Rosentraub, Mark (Ex Officio: Associate Dean of Public and Environmental Affairs--Indianapolis);

Present---: Rothe, Carl (Elected: Med 6/99. Ex Off: Exec C. 6/99, & UFC Rep 6/99);

Present---: Russell, Steven (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/00);

Present---: Saatkamp, Herman (Ex Officio: Dean of Liberal Arts);

Present---: Sawchuk, Alan P. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Absent---: Schmenner, Roger B (Ex Officio: Associate Dean of Business--Indianapolis);

Present---: Seifert, Mark (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Sothmann, Mark S. (Ex Officio: Dean of Allied Health Sciences);

Present---: Spechler, Martin (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Absent---: Stocum, David (Ex Officio: Dean of Science);

Absent---: Sutton, Susan (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Present---: Swartz, Darl (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent---: Tompkins, Philip (Ex Officio: Director of University Libraries);

Absent---: Touponce, William (Elected: Liberal Arts 6/00);

Present---: Udry, Eileen (Elected: Physical Education 6/00);

Present---: Unverzagt, Frederick (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: VanVoorhis, Rebecca (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Vermette, Rosalie (Elected: At Large 6/99. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/99);

Present---: Vessely, Jeffery (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: Executive Committee 6/00);

Present---: Wagner, Marion (Elected: Social Work 6/99. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/99);

Present---: Warfel, Kathleen (Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Present---: Wass, Justin L. (Elected: Medicine 6/00);

Present---: Watt, Jeffrey (Elected: At Large 6/00. Ex Officio: UFC Representative 6/00);

Present---: Webb, Dorothy (Elected: At Large 6/99);

Absent---: Wiebke, Eric (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Absent---: Wilcox, Barbara (Ex Officio: Executive Associate Dean of Education--Indianapolis);

Present---: Wilkins, Harriet (Officer: Parliamentarian 6/99. Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Yokomoto, Charles (Elected: At Large 6/00);

Present---: Yurtseven, H. Oner (Ex Officio: Dean of Engineering & Technology).

II. Non-Voting Members (5):

Present---: Blake, Pat (Ex Officio: Senior Academy Representative);

Absent---: Lowenkron, Ann (Elected: University College 6/00);

Absent---: Manaloor, Jacob (Ex Officio: Student Assembly President);

Alternate-: Phillabaum, Melinda (Ex Officio: Staff Council President) -- [via Walt Linne (UITS)];

Present---: Rooney, Patrick (Elected: IUPU Columbus).

III. Guests/Visitors/Others (non-voting):

Present---: Brenner, Mark (IUPUI Vice-Chancellor for Research in Graduate Education & IU Associate Vice-President for Research);

Present---: Combs, Terri (Coordinator for Associate Faculty Affairs);

Present---: Crist, Alan (Associate Vice-Chancellor and Executive Director for Enrollment Services);

Present---: Dunn, Mike (IUB Computer Science);

Present---: Frisby, David (Faculty Council Coordinator);

Present---: Gable, Karen (Allied Health Sciences);

Present---: Grove, Mark (Registrar);

Alternate-: Lorentz, Donald (UITS Audio Engineer: Recorder) -- [via Randy Newbrough (UITS);

Present---: Martin, Robert (Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Finance);

Present---: Nehf, Laura C. (Coordinator for Associate Faculty Affairs);

Present---: Ney, Michael (Medicine);

Present---: Ross, Beverly A. (Nursing);

Present---: Woods, Lena (UITS).

[Attachment for FC990304 Minutes]

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Faculty Council Meeting: Thursday, March 4, 1999

Dental School Building, Room S115 (DS 115): 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.


  1. Call to Order: Paul Galanti (IUPUI Faculty Vice-President)!
  2. Approval of Minutes for February 4, 1999 (see attachment1 and also on web at "http://www.iupui.edu/~fcouncil/minutes/fc990204html.htm").
  3. Chancellor's Report: Gerald Bepko (IUPUI Chancellor & IU Vice-President).
  4. President's Report: Rebecca Porter (IUPUI Faculty President & UFC Co-Secretary).
  5. "Update on the School of Informatics" -- Darrell Bailey (New Media) & Mike Dunn (IUB) [INFORMATION ITEM].
  6. "IUPUI Policy on Transfer, Merger, Reorganization, Reduction, and Elimination of Academic Programs" -- Karen Gable (Faculty Affairs Chair) (see attachment2) [INFORMATION ITEM].
  7. Contingency Planning for Year 2000 -- Michael Ney (Medicine) & Lena Woods (UITS) [INFORMATION ITEM].
  8. Question / Answer Period.
  9. Unfinished Business?
  10. New Business?
  11. Adjournment.

*Attachments (not included as part of FC990304 minutes):

1 Unapproved Faculty Council Minutes for February 4, 1999 (synoptic);

2 "IUPUI Policy on Transfer, Merger, Reorganization, Reduction, and Elimination of Academic Programs (2-25-99)."

Next Faculty Council Meeting: April 1, 1999!

[Agenda Prepared by Faculty Council Coordinator, David Frisby,

UN 403, 317-274-2215 (fax 4-2970), fcouncil@iupui.edu : http://www.iupui.edu/~ fcouncil]